Friday, July 01, 2005

Don't Eat the Electric Fence

I feel for this poor guy. He's just had the snake equivalent of six Thanksgivings, and he's crawling home to sleep it off. He can't see well enough to see the electric fence, and certainly doesn't have the brainpower to comprehend what it might do to him. All he knows is this serious sting is giving him a headache and harshing on his super-mellow food-coma. So he turns around to attack the source of the sting, and gets STUCK on the electric fence.

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Another old-fashioned Aussie "good on ya, mate," to Jamie, source of all my snake photos.

10 Comments:

At 12:16 PM, Blogger Nics said...

ouch! that looks incredibly sore!

 
At 11:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the story behind these pictures. I received them in an e-mail. I'm curious where the pictures were taken and what kind of snake it is/was.

Regards,

Rich

 
At 10:30 PM, Anonymous Steve said...

Here ya go Rich.

http://www.bushveld.co.za/pictures-python.htm

 
At 11:01 AM, Blogger Jessica said...

So sad! That poor lady python had obvs had a very successful several years, only to be taken down by a fence. Sigh.

 
At 9:24 AM, Anonymous GE&BB said...

Jeff,
My friend thinks this picture is "doctored", I pointed out the sand marks made by the wipping of its tail, and that its teeth are curved backward hanging it up on the wires. What kind of snake is this?

 
At 9:27 AM, Blogger Jeff Simmermon said...

Hey GE&BB -- I am not 100% sure what kind of snake this is. The link from Steve may have some sort of information. If you like, you can email me directly, which will make it much easier to converse...the email can be found through this blog.

 
At 6:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought you might be interested to know, my AP Physics teacher used this picture in a slide during our electricity course, and it was such a big hit that at the end of every slideshow full of boring equations and derivations that no one understood, he would put this picture in as the last slide. Much thanks to your friend!

 
At 6:47 PM, Blogger SnakeQueen said...

that is such a cool snake. Nice size too. seens u killed it i hope you mounted it in your house. I would of.

 
At 8:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if that's an electric fence,where are the insulators between the wire and the metal rebar posts in the ground? can't build an electric fence that way , won't work. digger

 
At 8:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

o.k. i back up. i see the insulators on the primary and secondary wires . didn't see those wires before.digger

 

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